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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Cyclone Ianos: Two dead as ‘medicane’ sweeps across Greece” – below is their description.
Two people have been confirmed dead and another is missing as a strong Mediterranean hurricane or a “medicane,” named Ianos, swept across Greece. Medicanes are tropical-like cyclones, and have only been categorized by meteorologists in the past 40 years.CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Cyclone
In meteorology, a cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure. Cyclones are characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate about a zone of low pressure and typically bring winds, rain, high waves and storm surges to the areas they pass.
In the Atlantic and the northeastern Pacific oceans, a tropical cyclone is generally referred to as a hurricane (from the name of the ancient Central American deity of wind, Huracan), in the Indian and south Pacific oceans it is called a cyclone, and in the northwestern Pacific it is called a typhoon.
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In This Story: Mediterranean
The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant.